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ITU Solar Car Team

ITU Solar Car Team

Team overview

ITU Solar Car Team

  • Car name

    B.O.W. ISTANBUL

  • University

    Istanbul Technical University

  • Country

    Turkey

  • WSC class

    Adventure

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pass

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 8 14:57:22 Katherine 321.774
Day 2 Oct 9 11:17:58 Daly Waters 588.225
Day 3 Oct 10 14:36:13 Barrow Creek 1209.72
Day 4 Oct 11 13:43:42 Alice Springs 1493.37
Day 5 Oct 11 13:43:42 Alice Springs 1493.369
Day 6 Oct 11 13:43:42 Alice Springs 1493.369
Day 7 Oct 14 12:16:02 Adelaide 3020.59

How many times has your team participated in the event?

Our team has participated two times. In WSC 2009, we had won the best newcomer award. Second time was in 2013. This year, we will attend with our 9th solar car BOW Istanbul.

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

Challenge in design process for the mechanical subteam is that reduce the aerodynamic loss while considering solar array area, safety, and minimizing solar car mass. This purpose canalizes us to realize a little bit asymmetrical catamaran body design.

What is unique about your solar car?

In this WSC, all of our team member give importance to innovation in their subworks. Electrical, mechanical, production, and strategy groups have plenty of creative ideas to present the WSC community. So, we can easily say that BOW Istanbul is way too efficient than ever before.

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

ITU Solar Car Team is the only team that can participate BWSC 2017 from Turkey. Also, we want to continue the solar mobility and renewable energy culture in our country. This valuable event is the biggest event that we can achieve great values and knowledge from each other.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

Meeting up with similar minded people from all around the world and experince a real challenge under the name of BWS”Challenge”